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expect quite a bit. >> thank you so much from new york. alexis wineman grew up knowing she was not like other kids, but not until she turned 11 she found out why. the story of this girl who did not let her disorder get in the way of her dreams. >> miss montana surrounded by 50 other beauty queens on stage. all hoping to become miss america. for most of her early life. alexis wineman spent time alone. >> i was very quiet because i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i didn't have any friends. >> her parents knew there was something wrong, but the small town didn't have the resources to figure out what it was. at the age of 11 after years and years of searching for answers, a doctor put a name to wineman's condition. pervasive development disorder, a mild form of autism. >> children with autism are very intelligent, but very quiet and socially awkward and don't respond appropriately to interactions with other people. typically they don't become beauty queens either, but one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i longed to accept myse
closer to becoming miss america. thank you so much. >> alexis may have won the popular vote, but the overall winner, mallory hagan, receives a $50,000 college scholarship. miss south carolina, by the way, was the first runner-up. >>> tomorrow on abc7 good morning america, robin roberts has a big announcement sure to make you smile. good morning america against -- begins tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. here on abc7. >>> new this morning, the tracy fire department will soon be giving away new child safety seats to families in need. our media partner, the san jose mercury news, reports a grant from the state office of traffic safety will cover the cost of 275 children's car seats. that's more than $26,000 worth. the fire chief reported recently to the tracy city council that his department is seeing a lot of improperly installed car seats, recalled seats or just plain broken car seats. a public checkup event is being held next saturday from one to three at the parker avenue entrance of el pescadero park. they will have installers to help you out. >> coming up, a new space mission is unde
. sanjay gupta introduces us to alexis weinman in this week's "human factor." miss montana surrounded by more than 50 other beauty queens on stage all hoping to become miss america. for most of her early life she spent her time alone. >> i was quiet because i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i really didn't have any friends. >> reporter: her parents knew there was something wrong but the small town of cut bank, montana, didn't have the resources to figure out what it was. at the age of 11 after years and years of searching for answers a doctor finally put a name to weinman's division, pervasive development disorder, a mild form of autism. typically children with autism are very intelligent but very quiet, socially awkward and don't respond appropriately to interactions with other people. typically they don't end up becoming beauty queens either but weinman says one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i wanted to accept myself and my autism and i realized my autism isn't what defines me. i define what is autism. >> reporter: s
to meet our obligations. that's not who we are. major, then alexis. >> as you noted, jay, the situation in algeria is very fluid and you are trying to discern fact from fiction. once that process is finished, does the president intend to communicate with the country about what he knows and what has happened? >> well, i think -- i have no scheduling announcements to make on behalf of the president, and i think we're focused now on finding out and seeking clarity about the events in algeria. and once we know more and once we have more that we can convey to you, we'll make assessments based on that. >> does the white house believe that there is something at work in mali or algeria that is moving or shifting in a way that's maybe catching the american public's attention for the first time? threat patterns? different areas of conflict? an aggressiveness on al qaeda or affiliates that needs perhaps more communication with the american public, a greater sense of what's actually going on here? >> we here in the white house and throughout the administration are intensely focused on al qaeda and
:57 on this tuesday, january 1st of 2013. good morning. we're keeping an eye on your roads and alexis davies is in for danella seabrook. >> alexis? >> we had an accident on the outer loop of the beltway at old georgetown road. police left the scene. a car is still there so use caution approaching. elsewhere, 395 at 14th street bridge looking good right now. no delays. and looking at about a 1-minute ride from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. >>> right now cloudiness around the metro area and that's what's been happening over the last 12 hours. sprinkles the areas in green passing through the metro areas and points south and east and maybe a few sprinkles or flurries later today and right now we're in the 30 to near 40s and all above freezing and we'll hover near 40 during the afternoon with a lot of clouds and a small chance of a sprinkle or flurry and colder weather with (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experie
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